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Legitimate use of the school’s network includes the following:
• Researching activities that relate to learning activities as part of the school curriculum.
• The use of e-mail for exchanging appropriate information and engaging in collaborative projects.
• The authoring of web pages for use as a part of the Tauranga Boys’ College website.

Unacceptable use of the computer network and resources include:
• Sending or displaying offensive, pornographic or anti-social material.
• Using obscene or offensive language via e-mail, blog sites, forums or other electronic media.
• Harassing, insulting or attacking others via any electronic means or media.
• Damaging computers, computer systems or computer networks (for example, by the creation, introduction or spreading of  computer viruses, physically abusing hardware, altering source codes or software configurations, etc.).
• Possessing software that is capable of causing damage to the hardware, software or any other part of the tbc.school.nz  network, or to obtain access to confidential data such as passwords or records.
• Violating copyright laws.  The legal rights of software producers and network providers, and copyright and license  agreements, must be honoured (for example, downloading copyrighted games could result in legal proceedings, resulting  in a fine).
• Using other users' identities (including passwords) or allowing others to use yours.
• Trespassing into other users electronic home directory, folders, work or files
• Employing the network for commercial purposes or activities by for-profit institutions or organisations, product  advertisements or political lobbying is prohibited.
• Using the network to disrupt its use by other individuals or by connecting networks.
• Disrespect of others' privacy and intellectual property.
• Using any means to avoid scrutiny by teachers, staff or system administrators.
• Using the network in class without the express permission of the teacher in charge.
• Sharing passwords, or using someone else’s username and password.